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Education Dean Wins Two National Scholar Awards

Kevin Kumashiro

School of Education Dean Kevin Kumashiro was recognized by two national organizations for his influencial scholarship.

School of Education Dean Kevin Kumashiro has been recognized by two national organizations for his contributions to multicultural education and education reform.

Distinguished scholarship

The Association of Asian American Studies singled out Kumashiro with its Engaged Scholarship Award for “significant and substantial contributions to the field of education,” noting his influential expertise on the Asian and Pacific American population and the sociocultural contexts of large-scale reform in K-12 schools. 

Kumashiro was also named 2014 Distinguished Scholar for his “multifaceted, cutting-edge, and powerful scholarship” by the American Educational Research Association’s Research on the Education of Asian and Pacific American Special Interest Group.

'Bad teacher!' 

Kumashiro is an award-winning author and editor whose most recent book is “Bad Teacher!: How Blaming Teachers Distorts the Bigger Picture.” He is the founding director of the Center for Anti-Oppressive Education and serves as president of the National Association for Multicultural Education. He is also a founding member of the Chicagoland Researchers and Advocates for Transformative Education, which produces research briefs and organizes public events that aim to reframe the debates on public-school reforms.

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